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echo

Member Since 12 Jan 2004
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In Topic: Help me find my next boat?

16 January 2017 - 02:19 AM

@echo - I spent a lot of time delivering boats up and down the West coast and to Hawaii as well as worked on ships throughout the Pacific.  I've never done the ICW.  Something about being able to motor along at a leisurely pace, anchoring every night for a couple beers and steak just sounds so appealing to me.  We don't have that on the West Coast (except maybe the inside passage of BC).

 Oh it's awesome. I've been from Mile 1 at Norfolk to Daytona and all points in between. The bridges and shoals South of Swansboro are the only real hassles,  (IMHO) South of Myrtle Beach to Georgetown is the best part. 


In Topic: Help me find my next boat?

13 January 2017 - 09:52 PM

 

Where in NC ?  I had 36.7 with a 6' draft and it never held us back. New Bern was my base.

 

Beaufort.


Actually looking a bit harder at that 911 ad, the boat for sale might be a 1986 Pacific Boats built boat, but they show an Ericson built boat in the slip with a dodger and Risky on the stern and an Ericson interior shot. Screwy ad.  

 

I wrote and asked the broker for clarification.

 

 

 

Spent a lot of time going up and down the ICW from Morehead City/Beaufort to the Neuse River.  I would go off shore if I was heading South to avoid the ICW to Wrightsville.  Good luck on your search. 


In Topic: Help me find my next boat?

13 January 2017 - 07:37 PM

Where in NC ?  I had 36.7 with a 6' draft and it never held us back. New Bern was my base.


In Topic: R.I.P. Rick White

13 January 2017 - 07:11 PM

We stayed at his Key Largo "resort" a number of years ago. I towed my Hobie 20 there after a Mid Winters event in Tampa. Nice guy but I didn't see much of him.  Mary ran the place.  

 

He was legend in the multihull world for sure.   


In Topic: Business Etiquette and raising prices

20 December 2016 - 08:15 PM


 

I've got good relationships with a few other cabinet shops around.  I've debated about starting a little group that gets together a few times a year to talk shop to discuss things like this.

 

Be VERY careful with that !  Collusion, price setting and risking insider info.  Seems petty at your level but...